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Failure?  Let me tell you about failure.  For every success I've ever had it has come at a price.  The price was humiliation, rejection, and absolute failure.  As in like DENIED - GO HOME - YOU SUCK!  Success is not built on successes.  It is built on failures.  That is hard to grasp because some of my epic failures came in front of many.  While some of my greatest days, moments, and successes came when few or none were around to see me shine.


I have known Christ my entire life.  Up until a few years ago I decided to follow his ways instead of the world's.  I quit drinking completely five years ago this New Year's. I still backslide every day in one way or another.  I will tell you this.  I am a hypocrite, a sinner, and I fall short of the glory each and every day.  I am not a good example of what a Christian is.  Do not judge Christians based on what you see with me.  Instead look up at Christ and get into the word of God to see what a real Christian is all about.   Love and forgiveness are the greatest gifts I know how to give.  Having Christ in my heart allows me to love greater than I ever could on my own.  

 

I was born in raised west central Missouri my whole life.  My dad owns Six Crowns Rodeo Company out of Lincoln, Mo and my mom is an RN.  I have two older successful sisters and a younger brother in special forces.  I pick up broncs and ride saddle broncs.  In the past year I started team roping and steer tripping.  I have blessed with many neat opportunities.  I have backed up my semi next to Calgary Stampede to unload bulls and broncs at the Relianat Stadium in Houston, Tx.  I have picked up broncs for the World's Toughest Cowboy Tour for Ike Sankey and chased grizzly bears in the Bridger Teton Wildnerness in northwest Wyoming.  I currently work for a company out of Lawton, Ok and I am contracted to the largest oil pipeline company in the world out of Alberta.  My office is in Griffith, IN of all places. 

 

In my time as a Christian, I've learned that failure is not always a bad thing.  Because an individual who can learn from it will find a way to eventually to succeed.  Failure in our lives makes us suffer.  That suffering can be a good thing.  The Bible teaches us that.  

In Romans 5:3-4, "not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope".  Wow!  Who would have thought we could get hope from suffering?  Talk about a great God we have.  How sweet your name is Jesus Christ and how we rejoice in it.  If you feel like you are failing in life and or suffering know that you are not alone.   Jesus is with you.  


Lord knows I have failed muy grande and many times!  From broken bones to a broken heart to financial situations to whatever you name it I have failed miserably.  I have had my fair share of failures.  I even knocked down not one, not two, but five telephone poles one night trying to park a semi.  Then flooded half of the sale barn because the last telephone pole just so happened to be connected to a well house.  Well, it collapsed, thus equalling much water coming out of the ground with no way to shut it off.  So moving right along.  I do not want to go in to any further details because of the pending lawsuit.  No just kidding!  There is no lawsuit but the little telephone pole incident that really happened.  That was one of those moments were many saw my failure.


Friends, we all fail in life at one thing or another.  Me, I have a 1,000 failures everyday!  But the greatest success I have everyday is love of Jesus Christ I have in my heart and the hope he gives me which trumps any and all failures I have ever had.


Well I hope this epic of a testimony has made you laugh and smile.  My prayer to whomever is reading this that you will invite and or continue to have Jesus in your heart.  In closing my friends, fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith.


See ya at the next rodeo.


Scott Davis

Scott Davis can tell you about failure

and what it teaches a Christian

Scott Davis Georgetown, Texas